Margaret “Peggy” Kok

Our mom, Margaret “Peggy” Kok, passed away on Jan. 20, 2013, in her home at Meadow Greens in Lynden at the age of 73. She was an only child, born on April 3, 1939, to Hank and Grace DeGroot of Everett. ...

Marinus Lagerwey

Marinus (Rene) Lagerwey, age 86, passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2013, in Bellingham. He was born on Feb. 24, 1926, in Shepherd, Mont., to John and Adriana Lagerwey. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; ...

Dorothy Schreckengast

Dorothy A. (Dodie) Schreckengast passed away on Jan. 18, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. Dorothy was a resident of the Bay Area since 1953. She was born in Yakima on April 7, 1934, to George and Regina Herrin. ...

Diane Fruin

Diane Judy Fruin passed away suddenly on Jan. 23, 2013. She was born on April 1, 1944, to Irving and Violet (Guckert) Carlson. Diane grew up on the family farm on Halverstick Road and graduated from Nooksack ...

Births – published Jan. 30

Malachi Blaine Yun Krista and Hwang Yun of Lynden welcomed a son, Malachi Blaine, on Oct. 18, 2012, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and joins Kayla, ...
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From migrant travel to steady role model

LYNDEN — Lynden 17-year-old Jose Martinez walked up the stairs of the Sonlight Community Church on Monday afternoon. It’s a walk he’s done over 1,000 times. The moment he enters through the doors, ...
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Earning it the hard way

BELLINGHAM — If there’s anyone who understands battling adversity, it’s Chris Mitchell. The Nooksack Valley High School alum and Western Washington power forward has seen it all when it comes to ...
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Politics Van Werven voted No. 2 by state GOP

BELLEVUE — Lynden’s Luanne Van Werven, for four years Whatcom County’s top Republican, is now second in rank in the state party. Van Werven was elected vice-chair at a state reorganization meeting ...
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Smoking allowed: Tom’s car comes alive in west county

FERNDALE — Tom Elbrecht’s restored hot rod got broken in on Thursday with the help of local law enforcement. Portal Way between Brown and Grandview roads briefly morphed into a drag strip for the occasion, ...

Lynden schools try new look at facilities

LYNDEN — Getting projects started has been a hard sell as of late in the Lynden School District. So the district is taking a somewhat new approach this year to its widely known facilities issues. It’s ...